Another crispy brown thing is your latest What's This? nature challenge. Name it and you might win fame and a lot of money (okay, only five bucks).
We have a winner in my most recent What's This? nature challenge.
Gulls are nothing if not resourceful and entertaining (unless you're a southern right whale or a White-crowned Sparrow over Lake Erie). So, with our rainbow warblers long gone for the tropics, and with the vernal serenade still months away, you gotta get with gulls. Here's your first lesson.
Your latest What's This? nature challenge was perched on snow here in eastern Vermont on January 16, 2012. Name it and win $5 off any of my nature outings or workshops.
For many of us who watch their behavior, birds are what they eat — or at least are predictable in their diets: Kingfishers catch fish. Hummingbirds drink nectar. Robins eat earthworms. Flycatchers catch flies. Except when they don't.
Before the snow falls here in the Northeast, I offer you video of a blizzard of Snow Geese and Ross's Geese taking off at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico earlier this month.
CAN WE REALLY KNOW A DUCK? Ducks are so … out there. Yeah, out on the water, far away from us. But ducks are "out there" in other ways. First, they’re courting now. In the cold. And when they finally breed in spring, well, it’s kinda violent and twisted. And after the female lays eggs, the males blows town. Gone. Deadbeat dad. But you gotta love Northern Pintail.
My next What's This? nature challenge was along the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico last week. I won't reveal whether this is animal, vegetable, mineral or other
A day after the full moon, here are three more images of the moon setting yesterday morning here beside the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.
The full moon setting yesterday morning behind cottonwoods and sycamores (still holding their rusty leaves) here along the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.